Another pub bites the dust.
Beloved boozer The Water Poet — a sprawling six-room Shoreditch pub — has said it will close its doors permanently on Friday 29 March.
The announcement, made on social media, says that the decision to shut shop, after almost 20 years in the biz, is "due to redevelopment in the area".
After nearly 20 glorious years, The Water Poet as we know it is closing its doors for the final time on Friday 29th March 2019 due to redevelopment in the area.#thewaterpoet pic.twitter.com/VgH2WfeFaj— The Water Poet (@thewaterpoet) February 26, 2019
It's not all doom and gloom, though: a new Water Poet pub is promised, "with the same vibes, service and atmosphere". Where Water Poet 2.0 will appear, however, isn't yet known.
In the meantime, the pub is encouraging lovers of The Water Poet to share their fond memories and pictures of their time spent in the pub. As well as to come and enjoy one final session.
Named after an execrable 17th century 'water poet', who shares his name with the pub's owner, The Water Poet is loved for its many nooks and crannies, pool tables and sun trap of a beer garden. Certainly, Londonist has sunk a few pints here in our time.
If you love this pub and are a Brexit sceptic, Friday 29 March could be one tough day.